This visa subclass 186 is established for skilled workers who have been fortunate enough to work for an employer who is willing to sponsor them to work and live in Australia. Unlike a 187 visa, the Visa subclass 186, also known as an ENS visa (Employer Nomination Scheme) entitles the holder to work and live anywhere in Australia.
One of the main differences between the 186 visa and 187 visa, is that you may need to prove your skills and qualifications by completing a skills assessment.
This visa pathway will involve Government charges for the nomination review whereas the 187 has no charges for this part of the process, although the visa application still attracts a Government charge for both 186 and 187 visas.
The visa has three streams:
1. Temporary Residence Transition Stream: Is for 457 visa holders who have worked in Australia for two years (while holding a 457 visa)
2. Direct Entry Stream: Is for people who have worked for less than 2 years in Australia but have been nominated by their employer under the Direct Entry stream
3. Agreement stream: For people sponsored by an employer through a labour agreement.
You can either be in or outside of Australia when you apply for the 187 visa. If you are in Australia, you must hold a substantive visa or a bridging visa A, B or C.
Depending on the stream which applies to you, there are two or three stages in applying for a visa subclass 186
This has been a brief overview, if you would like to learn more about the 3 streams and the ENS 186 visa and the criteria that DIBP will examine please feel free to download our Skilled Visas information pack or give our friendly team a call on 1300 94 23 94 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org .
We have access to the DIBP ‘Policy Advice Manual’ (PAM’s) which instructs case officers how to interpret the Australian Migration Policy. By using 888 to help with your visa rather than going solo, you will be at an immediate advantage by drawing on our deep experience and understanding exactly how DIBP will view your particular circumstances.
If you would like help with your visa application or more information once again give our friendly team a call on 1300 94 23 94 or email on email@example.com .